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Decentralized Web Summit

Join EFF at the Decentralized Web Summit in San Francisco! We’ll be joining community members, builders, and experts to discuss how core civil liberties translate to the decentralized web ecosystem. Make sure to catch the following presentations and events featuring EFF staff: Cindy Cohn, Executive Director: Decentralizing Social Networks (Panel...

EFF to Japan: Reject Website Blocking

Website blocking to deal with alleged copyright infringement is like cutting off your hand to deal with a papercut. Sure, you don’t have a papercut anymore, but you’ve also lost a lot more than you’ve gained. The latest country to consider a website blocking proposal is Japan, and EFF has...

EFF to Patent Office: Don't Make it Harder to Kill Bad Patents

It’s already much too difficult to invalidate bad patents—the kind that never should have been issued in the first place. Now, unfortunately, the Patent Office has proposed regulation changes that will make it even harder. That’s the wrong path to take. This week, EFF submitted comments [PDF] opposing the...
Artificial Intelligence

Should Your Company Help ICE? “Know Your Customer” Standards for Evaluating Domestic Sales of Surveillance Equipment

Employees at Google, Microsoft, and Amazon have raised public concerns about those companies assisting U.S. military, law enforcement, and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) in deploying various kinds of surveillance technologies. These public calls from employees raise important questions: what steps should a company take...

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